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April 23, 2012

39th birthday


It's my husband's birthday today...next year he will be 40!  We went to visit with his parents yesterday...his mom made a pork roast, rolls, green beans, etc.  I made him a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.  
Rob brought his mandolin and played it...  His dad and he chopped off a branch from the tree that was hanging over the front door.  
Then, we looked a lots of photo albums...great old pictures!
That's Robert (Rob's grandfather who passed away 5 years ago, I posted pictures a few weeks ago of our visit to the cemetary here he is buried) on his 1965 Harley Sportster.
  
 Below are a few photos of Bob (Rob's dad) when he was a little boy...
I wish I had copies to show you Rob when he was very little, with his dog, Moochie, when he was about 10 years old.  Lots of pictures of him on the school track team...8th grade, he was the fastest kid, and then he hurt his knee and had to have surgery (still has a 10 inch scar on his knee).  Rob in his boy scout uniform.  Picture of him with his brothers and sisters, and his grandparents...  My favorite one was his kindergarten picture, wearing a cream colored corduroy little suit and the big thick round tortoise shell glasses!  He started wearing glasses at 2 years old, because he was born 3 weeks early and his lungs weren't developed, the doctors gave him oxygen in an incubator, but TOO much and it damaged his eyes.  Thankfully, his lungs did develop correctly, though and he is overall a healthy guy now and we're celebrating his 39th birthday!  ♥

7 comments:

DebD said...

happy birthday to your husband. It looks like he had a very nice day.

elizabeth said...

Many years! I agree with Deb! A special day for him! :)

Michelle M. said...

Happy Birthday to Rob! Many more years!

Lori ann said...

happy birthday to your dear husband, 39 is so young!
marfa, i went to look for the gathering blue book, but it said it won't be released until september 2012. how were you able to read it?

mamashara said...

Happy Birthday Rob! I love his beard!! Bearded men are so handsome - I have been asking Kaleb to grow one, but he said it makes him too itchy! x Shara

Marfa said...

Shara...Rob started growing a beard (more like goatee) while we were dating, then was clean-shaven for a long time (of course it was not a choice while in the Army)...and he said it was itchy, too! Also, he didn't think it grew well between his chin and sideburns, but after a few months, it did fill in...

Lori, "Gathering Blue" by Lois Lowry was published in 2000, so it should be available at your library or book shop...I'm wondering if it's going to be made into a movie, though if you saw it going to be released later this year!

Mimi said...

Happy Birthday to your husband! We are the same age, for a few months anyway :)